Monday, August 29, 2016

Wellsville: Main Street building dealing with "temporary" code issues

A Wellsville building, long known for both its retail and residential offerings, has hit a small bump. The building, owned by Phillip Willey, spans 52, 54 and 56 North Main Street. Signs were recently posted at each entrance that read "Legal Notice...Not to be occupied." Village Code Enforcement Officer Jo Fenske told RNN today that during a recent fire inspection of the building, it was declared "unsafe" because the fire alarm system was not working. The building houses 12 apartments and three store fronts. Fenske stressed that the situation should be "temporary" and that Mr. Willey has "been very cooperative." Fesnke said the owner has been working feverishly to make the needed safety corrections. The Code Officer said the upper floor residents were alerted to the fire alarm situation and were allowed to remain, if they chose to. Temporary fire alarm measures have been put in place, the village official said.  Fenske said the problems could be easily remedied and that Mr. Willey has taken the matter very seriously. Fenske credited the building owner for responding swiftly.